Idea: Content Management System Software Product

    It happens in life like this - an idea sits in your head and you understand - an idea is a good one and it can fire, but there are currently no opportunities for its implementation. And she sits, swings and recalls missed opportunities. Worse still - you think, if such a service already existed, I would use it with pleasure. Therefore, one way or another, you begin to think about what can be done to implement this idea.

    First, a little about the essence of the idea. I am developing a replicated software product. One of the main tools for promoting and marketing a software product is a website for this product. I have a clear vision of which website I need and what it should contain, moreover, the website at different stages of product development should be different: at the idea stage, this is a splash screensaver, then a blog and collection of leads, an invite prototype, then a website for product beta and then almost the final website of the product released for sale.

    On the Internet, a dime a dozen of all CMS engines and frameworks. The main problem with these engines is versatility. I have a specific task. The sites of many software products are similar in functionality and content to each other: this is a blog (news), download, documentation, buy, etc. Than to deal with WordPress, buying a hosting and more, I would rather buy a solution (SaaS) that would take into account the specifics of my business, give some kind of page set (template) and convenient pens: for example, managing a list of product editions, prices, etc. P.

    In addition, such a solution would support integration with payment systems: Plimus, RegNow, etc., with a CRM system, such as SalesForce or SugarCRM, statistics on visits, downloads, purchases, clicks. Those. in fact, I need a solution for automating the promotion and marketing of a replicated software product, and not a “universal CMS” for all occasions. I seriously believe that the future lies in such decisions that take into account the specifics of a particular type of business.

    I believe that if you carefully consider it, such a solution would be interesting not only to me, but also to thousands of other small companies - developers of replicated software. Monetization here is also obvious: selling subscriptions to use the service and advertising partners whose services may be of interest to software developers.

    I would like to hear the opinion of the habro-community on this idea (flout it) and if you have any suggestions for participating in the implementation of this idea - welcome in private. For my part, I can prepare TK, act as the first customer, be responsible for the promotion and marketing of services in the US market and if you need to find sources of financing.

    Also popular now: